Meaning and name origin
Kit \kit\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kit), is of Greek and Latin origin, and the meaning of Kit is "pure; follower of Christ". Kit is a variant of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Also a variant of Christina (Latin): simplified form of Christiana, feminine of Christianus (see Christian), or a Latin form of Middle English Christin "Christian" (Old English "christen", from Latin). Kit is also used as a variant of Katherine (Greek), Kitty.
Kit is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3374 out of 4276, Top 79%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kit and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Katherine (#83), Catherine (#170), Kate (#207), Christina (#326), Kitty and Cate. (2014 statistics).